Do CFL Light Bulbs Cause Headaches?

20/01/11 1 COMMENTS

Over the years we have often heard customers complain that fluorescent light bulbs cause them to suffer from headaches. But was it really the bulbs?  Or, was it simply the slight flickering of older ballasts going bad causing brief subtleties in the eye that was causing headaches, or could it be more than that? The magnetic ballast for T12 uses coiled wire and creates magnetic fields to transform voltage, and in the United States operates at 60 Hz. This means that for intensive purposes, the light bulbs are actually being turned on an off 60 times per second.  Surely some eyes would be bothered if the flickering became more noticeable. So when our customers changed from magnetic ballasts to the new electronic ballasts that operates at over 20,000hz, many of these complaints of headaches went away.

Scientists Claim CFL’s Pose A Health Risk

Lately, with the banning of incandescent light bulbs, the compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s) have grown exponentially as the common place light bulb of today. Operating with self contained electronic ballasts, we would initially believe that surely no one would suffer headaches from these energy saving light bulbs.  However, scientists have recently started talking publicly about CFL’s and Dirty Energy and claims that CFL’s actually pose a health risk. We must wonder if health could really be affected by CFL’s and what about the lamps would cause this issue?

What is Dirty Energy?

Dirty Energy is defined as any negative result from an energy product. This could be harmful gases created from coal burning, to ultra violet emissions to electromagnetic energy.  CFL BULBS CAUSE DIRTY ENERGY

Basically if the energy produced or any portion of the process to make the energy can be harmful to anyone or the environment than it would be considered dirty energy. So then we must ask, do CFL’s cause dirty energy? 16:9 a Canadian reporting television show leads us to believe that they do in a 2009 story that never aired in the U.S. Their research yields an interest to the ideal that CFL’s produce electromagnetic emissions that cause serious health risks and headaches. We know T12 linear fluorescent ballasts use and electromagnetic field to generate light from a fluorescent bulb, so could that have been what was causing customers headaches at work? Is the energy saving created by CFL’s worth health problems?

You be the judge!


 

 

To learn more or find New energy saving lighting products that do not emit Dirty Energy, visit us online at www.synergylightingusa.com or call us toll free at 1-877-220-5483.

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Compact Fluorescent’s Look As Great As Incandescent

29/09/10 0 COMMENTS

COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS SAVE ENERGY

With the passing of the amended Energy Independence and securities Act (D.O.E. 2012 law), the phasing out of incandescent and halogen lamps is in full swing. One of the latest businesses to make this change is Yoder’s Amish Gift Shop in Sarasota, Florida. When we first approached the Owner Anna, about making this change, she was reluctant to accept the change because of a fear that switching from incandescent or halogen wouldn’t look as good as using a compact fluorescent product in this charming gift store. However the new law and the energy savings were quite enticing for Anna, and with the Federal Government chipping in on the replacement cost. Switching was a no brainer, if it would look as good!

Synergy Lighting Offers Top Brands

Synergy Lighting recommended a specific brand of Compact Fluorescent Lamps manufactured by TCP and Halco, which are both major manufacturers of compact fluorescent light bulbs in the U.S. who lamps meet the Energy Star standards for Quality, Life, Color, and Safety. These low energy, environmentally friendly products were changed out by staff when the Owner Anna was out on business, and was as easy as unscrewing the old bulbs and screwing in the new ones.

Of particular interest is the phone call Synergy Lighting received after the light bulbs had been changed. It started with Anna asking when the light bulbs would be delivered. Just as we predicted, the change was so perfect, that even Anna didn’t realize that she was using fluorescent energy savers until we told her it had already been done!

 

For more information on switching to Energy Saving, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs with Federal Financial Assitance, view our website and call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

 

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Sylvania Light Bulbs And Ballasts | Sarasota | Bradenton | Clearwater | Tampa | Ft Myers

28/09/10 1 COMMENTS

Synergy Lighting Supply is your number one resource for Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts. Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts are priced at wholesale pricing to contractors, builders and electricians. As a contractor grade product, Sylvania Lamps and Ballasts are suitable for general use in new construction and general lighting needs. We stock a complete lines of Sylvania Halogen PAR’s, Compact Fluorescent, Linear Octron™ and Pentron™ Fluorescent, Metal Halides, High Pressure Sodium Lamps, and the full line of Quicktronic™ Fluorescent Ballasts and HID Ballasts, ready for immediate free delivery.

Low Price Guarantee on all Sylvania Brand Products

You can shop anywhere for Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts, however Synergy Lighting offers a low price guarantee against any competitor. Our every day savings on Sylvania Light Bulbs is available even with free delivery to your business. Whether you need a Sylvania bulb or an entire truck load, we pride ourselves on our FAST FREE Delivery on all in stock items. Plus… our prompt, expert service. Count on It!

Fast FREE Delivery Of Sylvania Light Bulbs And Ballasts

Synergy Lighting provides Fast FREE Delivery of Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts to commercial customers, contractors and property management firms in Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Tampa, Ft Myers, Naples, and all surrounding areas.

Sylvania Distributor

As a distributor of Sylvania Brand products, you can be assured to receive the fairest prices on brand name bulbs and ballasts. Unlike other authorized distributors of Sylvania Brand Products, Synergy Lighting tests every product we sell against competing brands to ensure that you are offered the highest quality products at unbelievable savings, and value. Should another brand of product provide better quality and value, we will help assist you in comparing brands and selecting the product that works best for your needs.Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts, view our website and call Synergy Lighting for a free quote.

Order your Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts Today!

 

Call 1-877-220-5483

 

For more information on ordering Sylvania Light Bulbs, View our website or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

 

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Convert HID or Metal Halide To CFL with the new Litetronics High Wattage CFL System

25/08/10 6 COMMENTS

With the economical crunch over the past few years and the ever growing popularity of going green, converting hid to CFL has become a growing trend. By simply by passing the HID ballast and screwing in a Compact Fluorescent Lamp, business have discovered that the S/P Ratio (Scotopic to Photopic Lumens) is great enough to be a viable option, providing adequate light.

Drawbacks of Retrofitting HID To CFL

As great of an option as this procedure is, many customers have found that the line voltage supplied to their HID fixtures is greater than 120 Volts, typically 208, 240 or 277 volt. In these cases, customer find themselves either not being able to find a CFL bulb in those voltages, with the exception of the TCP 277V spiral, or that the fixtures are too small to fit an equal wattage CFL bulb. For customers with 208, 240 volt system, the only option has been to pay large expenditures in order to convert electric panels, and rewire to accommodate lower voltages.

Litetronics New High Wattage CFL System Makes Retrofitting Affordable

Litetronics, a leading producer of innovative CFL products has introduced its full line of HID to CFL retrofit kits. These kits include a non-ballasted CFL high wattage lamp for easy screw in the socket installation with a remote multi-volt ballast capable of 120, 208, 240 or 277 Volt systems. Because these new CFL lamps are non-ballasted, the have a much smaller MOL (Maximum Overall Length), and can fit into virtually any HID fixture from wall packs, parking lot lights, high bays and parking garage canopy lights.

LITETRONICS HIGH WATTAGE CFL

Benefits Include:

  • 10,000-hour life
  • 85 CRI, 5000k natural white
  • 65 Up to 150 watts
  • Excellent lumen maintenance
  • Advanced Amalgam maintains optimal lumens
  • Instant start and instant restrike
  • Reduced color shift compared to metal halide
  • External ballast reduces lamp replacement costs

Litetronics high watt compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s) are designed to replace HID lamps in high bay applications for energy savings and higher ROI. They off er high 85 CRI for excellent color rendition, and they promise reliable operation with instant start and instant re-strike. Unlike HID lamps, Litetronics high watt CFLs have no color shift over time, and they have lower glare and higher lumen maintenance. With a lower system cost than HID, Litetronics high watt CFL’s are the best solution for high and low bay lighting.

Litetronics high watt CFL’s utilize an external ballast, which offers better heat management than self-ballasted high wattage CFL’s. When the lamp and ballast are together in a self-ballasted lamp, heat builds up in a condensed area, which leads to premature failures. Separating the lamp and ballast allows for better heat management, which translates into maximum life and lumen maintenance. The external ballast also reduces lamp replacement costs compared to self-ballasted CFLs because you only need to replace the lamp at end of life instead of the lamp and ballast. This means that Litetronics high watt CFL’s are more cost-effective and provide higher ROI than alternative high bay CFL lighting. Litetronics high watt CFL’s also have a smaller MOL than competing lamps, which provides better optics out of the fixture. For superior high bay lighting, Litetronics high watt CFL’s are the fi rst choice.

 

For more information view our website or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.  

 

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Dimmable CFL Light Bulbs For Restaurants | Energy Saving | Cold Cathode

21/06/10 0 COMMENTS

Restaurants have always seemed to get the raw end of the stick when it comes to energy saving light bulbs. Nearly 97% of all Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs are not dimmable, leaving restaurants to either be overly illuminated with CFL’s, or sticking with incandescent and halogen bulbs. Most restaurants need to dim their lighting in order to create a subtle and enjoyable accent level for dinning.

Dimmable CFL Cold Cathode Light BulbsDimmable Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs in the past would flicker when dimmed, or cut out at low levels. Because of this poor dimming, the practical applications were extremely limited. With time comes technology, and a new wave of dimmable CFL light bulbs. The new dimmable CFL light bulbs from Halco Lighting  and TCP have a greater dimming range and when paired with the Leviton CFL Dimmer, these lamps perform extremely well with no flickering or cutting out prematurely.

For restraunts that require greater dimming levels than standard Pro series CFL Dimmable are capable of, a special line of Cold Cathode Dimmable CFL’s are available. Cold Cathode lamps in simple terms is a NEON light bulb, resembling the shape of a CFL. These bulbs are fully dimmable and result in an extremely long life averaging 25,000 hours. Due to the cold cathode technology, these lamps can be dimmed as low as 1 watt, and are not subject to premature failure from rapid switching on and off.    Cold Cathode lamps are also available in a Soft Pink version commonly used in higher end restaurants to create rose hues to enhance the color of meats and pastas.

For more information on Cold Cathode Lamps, view our website  or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation. Some CFL Cold Cathode Lamps qualify for Incentives

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